The 10 Worst Things about Being a Lawyer

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Summary: It takes a lot to be a lawyer, and there are definite downsides to the profession. Check out this article for 10 of the most egregious negatives to being a lawyer.
The 10 Worst Things about Being a Lawyer
  • Whoever first said “Every job has its problems,” indirectly gave us sage advice.
  • Of all the professions known in the working world, each will invariably have its negatives and positives.
  • It is for this reason that law falls far from immunity due to its own negatives, and for those who enter the profession, these negatives can define if they are built to be a lawyer.
  • With that in mind, learn what the 10 worst things are about being a lawyer.
Because our society is governed by laws, it’s a given that our society needs lawyers. It really doesn’t matter who a person is or what a person does, at some time in their lives they will need a lawyer.

Maybe this is why you’re thinking of becoming or why you became a lawyer. Maybe you were attracted to the ability to help people, or the importance of being in a legal profession.

Maybe the tease of prestige and money became too much to bear, which is why you are now completing law school and preparing for the bar.

Regardless of the reasons why you are pursuing law, it is important to know that in law there are definite downsides to the profession.

And these are real downsides, mind you, because honestly no one likes long work hours, stress or unwavering competition.

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